Brian Pruitt (2016 Guest Speaker) All-American athlete, author and entrepreneur.

Brian Pruitt was a sure pick for the 1995 NFL draft before being setback by what seemed to be tragedy. Nevertheless, while faced with this obstacle, Brian began to forge his unique message of hope and encouragement. By drawing from his own personal experiences, Brian enlightens both youth and adults alike on how to overcome obstacles.

During some of Brian’s greatest challenges, he held on to the words of his mentor and coach: "If you don't do something with life, life will do something with you." This profound statement helped Brian to take control of his own destiny despite tough circumstances. It was at this point that Brian pursued his passion of helping people overcome obstacles to accomplish their dreams.

Mr. Pruitt Graduated from Central Michigan University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. A gifted athlete, Brian Played football for CMU and in 1994 was named First Team AP All American. He has subsequently been inducted into the CMU Sports Hall of Fame.

In addition, he has been a regional presenter for Youth Alive-7 Project, a presenter for Michigan’s 1000 Leaders and serves as a consultant with Molitor International. Brian has been featured on many national and international television programs. He has served as a Motivational Speaker and Life Coach for youth, adults, churches, sports teams, schools, men’s conferences and businesses throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and Sweden.

As an Author, Successful Entrepreneur, as well as Television Personality. Brian’s message is reaching the world and igniting passion.